A physician and social worker will talk about the medical and
psychological aspects of metastatic breast cancer on Wednesday, Nov.
14 at 7 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast
Cancer Hotline and Support Program and will be held at Adelphi’s Alumni
House, 154 Cambridge Avenue in Garden City.
Nina D’Abreo, MD, is an attending physician on the staff of Winthrop-University
Hospital, where she is an active member of the Breast Program, which is
the only such program on Long Island accredited by the National
Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. She serves on the breast
cancer advisory committee, which is dedicated to improving all aspects
of breast health and is responsible for developing the breast clinical
She currently serves as the principal investigator of
several co-operative group sponsored breast cancer clinical trials at
Winthrop designed for breast cancer prevention, early stage and
metastatic breast cancer and is also initiating local outcomes based
An assistant professor of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, Dr.
D’Abreo takes an active role in teaching fellows, residents and
students. With her colleagues, she is also involved in writing articles
for peer-reviewed publications. She has a particular interest HER2-
positive breast cancer and breast cancer survivorship.
Sandi Kafenbaum, LCSW, has had more than 20 years of experience working with
breast cancer patients as the Counseling Group Coordinator at the
Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program. She
develops and facilitates support groups for women, men, couples and
family members, consults with health care professionals in setting up
group programs, speaks to community groups about breast cancer issues,
and works extensively with social work interns.
A woman with stage IV breast cancer will join Dr. D’Abreo and Ms. Kafenbaum on the panel.
Meghan’s Pansies and Beth C. Tortolani Foundation provide funding to support this Forum.
Registration is required for this free event; call 516-877-4325.
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